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Archive for the ‘1970s’ Category

  • George Akimoto – Film Poster Guru

    • 16320 Views • 1970s, Art, Film, PosterComments Off on George Akimoto – Film Poster Guru

    George Akimoto made his name as a film poster and aviation artist but not without first experiencing a period of internment at the hands of his own American government, following the Pearl Harbour attacks of 1941, when he was effectively imprisoned because of...

  • Kitsch Kitchen Ads

    • 22464 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Food, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Kitsch Kitchen Ads

    Back now to a time when fondue parties were all the rage, when you couldn’t cross the road without a neighbour insisting on inviting you to their Tupperware party and of course the invention of the ‘greatest cooking discovery since fire’ – the...

  • The World of Kays – 1970s Catalogues

    • 98551 Views • 1970s, Ephemera, Fashion, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on The World of Kays – 1970s Catalogues

    Do you want to know how much a Crimplene casual suit cost in 1977? well you’ve come to the right place (They were available in beige, burgundy and blue and could be delivered to your door for under twenty pounds) Here we take a second look at the...

  • The Drying Art of Tea Towels

    • 11873 Views • 1960s, 1970sComments Off on The Drying Art of Tea Towels

    Some people buy tea towels with their favourite band, television show or product printed on them and hang them up on the wall to show their loyalty. Others purchase them as gifts or souvenirs to remind themselves (and others) of the happy time they spent at...

  • Nakagin Capsule Tower – Livin’ Near the Ceiling

    • 15938 Views • 1970s, ArchitectureComments Off on Nakagin Capsule Tower – Livin’ Near the Ceiling

    We do like our obscure architectural trends here at VoEA and we’ve struck lucky again with this classic example of Japanese Metabolism – a movement that almost represented Japan’s post-war resurgence and was all about radical ideas and change in a...

  • Automatic (Washing Machine) for the People

    • 11679 Views • 1970sComments Off on Automatic (Washing Machine) for the People

    We’ve often thought that bath time needs a makeover and whilst every other household gadget has been automated, speeded-up, become incredibly user-friendly and has moved forward into the digital age, the humble bath has never really changed and is still...

  • Radical Shades Man – Space Age Sunglasses

    • 25082 Views • 1960s, 1970s, FashionComments Off on Radical Shades Man – Space Age Sunglasses

    Hey cats and kittens. Put away your Polaroids, run over your Ray Bans, offload your Oakleys and check out some properly radical sunglasses from a time when the only limitation to designs was imagination and it didn’t even matter if you couldn’t quite see...

  • Around The World – Vespa Advertising

    • 36846 Views • 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, Ephemera, Popular, Retro Advertising, TransportComments Off on Around The World – Vespa Advertising

    We’re big fans of the Vespa scooter here at VoEA and for the sake of fairness and impartiality we also admire the svelte lines of Lambrettas too. However, here the focus is firmly on Piaggio’s finest with some rare ads we’ve not seen before and bear in...

  • London Calling – The Sound of Big Ben

    • 13391 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Architecture, Music, VinylComments Off on London Calling – The Sound of Big Ben

    Is there a more potent symbol of London and England than Big Ben? Probably not judging by the number of album covers we’ve managed to dig out using it as a reference for swinging London...

  • Baby You Can Ride my Bike

    • 32592 Views • 1960s, 1970s, TransportComments Off on Baby You Can Ride my Bike

    Here we pay our own small tribute to the humble bicycle; a machine so simple in its execution yet so joyous to ride that even some 130 years after the invention of the ‘double diamond’ bike frame we are seeing a veritable explosion in cycle use in the UK...